Wargaming to Host Virtual Navy Parade to Commemorate World War II
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Sadly, with everyone stuck at home because of the Coronavirus, many nations have had to cancel the celebrations they had planned to mark the occasion. But, Wargaming wasn’t going to let that stand. Wargaming, the creators of World of Warships, has been a long time advocate for the preservation and commemoration of war history. So when countries started announcing that they would be canceling Victory Day events Wargaming stepped up. To commemorate Victory Day Wargaming will be hosting the first-ever live streamed virtual navy parade.
The parade will feature some of the Allies’ most iconic warships along with commentary from navy experts as well as bestselling author and navy historian James D. Hornsfischer, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, the United States Maritime Literature Award, and the Commodore John Barry Book award. The Mighty Jingles, Drachinfel, and Chieftan from Wargaming will also be on hand to talk about the ships and give historical context to them while highlighting their accomplishments during World War II.
Throughout the parade World of Warships players will be treated to random prize drops that give VE permanent camouflages as well as ships.
This exciting event will be a must-watch for history buffs all around the world. It will take place on May 6th on Twitch, available for everyone around the world to enjoy. By being there you’ll be taking part in a bit of history yourself.
As someone who is a history buff, I find it so exciting that Wargaming stepped up to organize a virtual navy parade. It’s great to see that this day won’t be forgotten with everything else that is going on in the world.
Back in November Wargaming also focused their community and their attention on the USS Batfish, which had been severely damaged in a storm. They raised just under $45,000 in just a few short weeks. A couple of years ago they also raised $300,000 to restore the USS Texas. As you can see, Wargaming are no strangers when it comes to this sort of thing. So, thank you for being so awesome Wargaming!